LDA – Officially accredited quality information

Lyme Disease Action has been certified as a provider of high quality health information by The Information Standard scheme. This scheme was developed by the Department of Health to help the public identify trustworthy health and social care information easily. At the heart of the scheme is the standard itself – a set of criteria that defines good quality health or social care information and the methods needed to produce it.

To achieve the standard, organisations have to show that their processes and systems produce information that is

  • accurate
  • impartial
  • balanced
  • evidence-based
  • accessible
  • well-written

Accredited organisations have to show that where there are alternative views these are considered and presented; that information is truly evidence based and thoroughly researched from reputable sources.

Balanced, reliable information on Lyme disease is hard to come by, but LDA has achieved it. Doctors and patients can now use the information on this website secure in that knowledge. If someone quotes other sources of information be sure to ask whether those sources are also fully accredited.